Marshall 1987X [2002-Current]

Marshall 1987X [2002-Current]

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1987X [2002-Current], Tube Guitar Amp Head from Marshall in the Vintage series.

4 user reviews
Prices starting at $2,500 Average price: $2,500

Marshall 1987X [2002-Current] tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Marshall
  • Model: 1987X [2002-Current]
  • Series: Vintage
  • Category: Tube Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 04/02/2004

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Marshall 1987X [2002-Current] user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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JiPiM's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall 1987X [2002-Current]
All lamps: 3 x 12AX7 and 2 x in pramp EL34 power so about 50W.

Two channels: Normal & High Treeble.

Two inputs per channel: High & Low.

Possibility to bridge the two channels in order to assay the treble (High Treeble) and "crmeux" (Normal) in a single sound (the sound? Oh no, it was as they say APRS ...).

Rglages: Presence / Bass / Medium / Treeble + 1 volume per channel.

Various: Switch ON / OFF, Stand By, Slecteur of impdance (4/8/16), 2 HP ...


Nothing is easier rgler is an amp plug 'n play ... Scraper -> Input High I -> The sound of the old Marshall (Hendrix, Clapton ...)


The crunch is natural Obviously dlicieux (more you push, the more good ...).

The cleans obtained by playing with the volume of the guitar (of course) are also pretty trs but it's not Fender, it's clean but a bit dirty so hot ... Note that the receiver will, of course, cruncher more or less quickly depending on the microphone so the sound is utiliss bcp longer clean with a Start with an LP (which is very useful for certain songs).

A Booster Treeble the inside and the sound palette obtained (trs of clean hot Plexi screaming while going through a crunch crmeux) is a paradise for lovers of Blues / Rock / Hard Rock 60's / 70's.

Note also that this kind of amp is perfect with all good pedals (I use or used with Reverb EH Holy Grail, Carl Martin Crunch Drive, Xotic RC Booster, Boss OD1, Boss OS2, Vox Wah, BudWah +. ..)

I play in groups of Led Zep, Clapton, Doors, Who, Beatles, Hendrix ... with Gibson LP, Start J. Nash Relic Stratocaster and Beck on 4x12 and quips in G12M25 G12H30. This head is, I got the head idalie in the register and power of 50W cruncher can do it without becoming too dull with a 100W.

However, to fully enjoy this crunch, I opt for a kit that allows KT50 to replace the EL34 EL84 therefore pass through the power of about 50W 20W. The EL84's give a slightly more fat and crmeux, try it!


I use it for 6 months. Unusable in an apartment with neighbors incomprhensifs I hte every week to be in BPS to take this head.

The -: too powerful
The +: the ease of use, sound, sound, sound ...

I tried these heads before buying this 1987: JTM45 (nice but I prfre the EL34 to 6L6), Marshall 30th Anniversary (I would have thought a play if I had JCM2000 blindfolded), JCM2000 TSL ... and I do not really regret this choice.

Xaian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall 1987X [2002-Current]
Well, for this heading will be brief: see what is marked above

it's 50W, but I prefried prciser that has almost twice as good when pushed


Nothing is easier than playing with this amp
no frills in rglages buttons, bass, mids, treble, and, and, most important and prsence

as I said the 50W are worth more, which is the worst point and at the same time the best
because to play it Either it was crap, but to make live (Stade de France) there's no problem
So rflchisez before buying, you should invest in can be a power attnuateur

so I do not put the note max


Crunch sound, clear sound, more or less low following the 4 entries that are available, possibility to bypass

especially a crunch on channel 1 from 2-3
on channel 2, far more deaf you have to push the volume back and be trs incisive on the ropes, however, coupled with the drive pedals (for me it's Bluesbreaker) is great, moving from a beautiful clean a good big sound

for style, well to do the old is better, Clapton, Hendrix, of course, but is great for many things, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Stones, Creedence, ACDC, Led Zep, ..

must not overdo the bass has become worse


Personally the sound and the use is super simple, efficient, perfect for me

attention to the number of Dcibel DGIG when you push the amp

was not long that I have but I saw all the possibilities

I bought new € 1250 saw the economy so I did I would say that the report is qualitprix trs good

I jecache due ngocier sec

discozek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall 1987X [2002-Current]
100% lamp
3x ECC83
2x EL34

4 inputs, 2 for the Normal channel, 2 for the High Treble (possibility to switch)
effects loop
dimensions: 660x260x205
Weight: 15.3 kg
6 knobs: Bass, Medium, Treble, Presence, Gain channel 1 & 2

good on this kind of amp no master, it can be a negative point especially considering the power of the beast


It's plug n 'play
easy to understand easy to play but if one seeks a good sound at low volume and the galley is ca


For blues and good old rock and there's no better if we add the pedal adapted it can go much further.

the sound quality increases the volume and it's magic, intoxicating
by regulating the scratches you can have a slight crunch, difficult to get a good clean, but it is not done to vraimant ca.
with the volume you crunch takes guts, a depot ca max (EL34 power is more barbaric). is heated while being incisive.

I expected a little flat and round bass, I find them a little deaf

I use a power attenuator and cons I think by the sound quality decreases


I have since 2005 but I use it less now because of the power

geule how and what sound beautiful
B flat on decibels, then spits out a ca forget if you do not have a real use
I took it for her and that's what I had

1250euros pay in France, it was not bad

I have for some time now. when I was typically buy what I needed to play the ACDC, Hendrix or the Creedence
Today I have several groups that range of influence is large enough, the coup transportation is boring and I miss clean. but this amp has heard at least once in his life.

k-tophe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall 1987X [2002-Current]
2 EL34 tubes
3 ECC83 Lamps
2 channels
4 inputs (2 per channels)
An effects loop
No master


Very easy to use, it's plug and play, we selected the entry you want and turn up the sound. The higher one goes, the more it crunch. No need to break the head as with an amp with master, to find the right balance between the master and gain. The only drawback is that for the crunch, you have to play very hard to see! But that's what makes it so charming.
I use it with a Marshall cab with greenback 1960ax.


Let's start with the normal channel. Very good sound! Hyper warm. Lots of bass, quite dark overall. This channel does not have much crunch, I use it mostly for clean. It looks like the normal channel of the JTM45 RI I had just before. Next comes the high treble channel. While there is no more laughs! Very powerful, very aggressive, but in a good way. A 1.5 is already very strong and crunch it already! What happiness! You should know 2's, it is already 80% of its power. A 10 is not much stronger than 2. The volume is not very progressive. It shipments sauce now! The crunch is lovely, full of bass too. At the bottom, with the Gibson SG is the sound of Angus Young.
The amp comes with two excellent Svetlana EL34 tubes rebadgées Marshall. I just changed the preamp lamps. I put a lamp in NOS RFT v1 (massacre true) and 2 lamps JJ ECC83 in V2 and V3.
Same with my JTM45, I had to jumper both channels both set to 10 to play the AC / DC for not enough gain in the high treble channel alone, as the 1987x not need to be bridged. The high treble channel fully adequate.


I use this amp for about 2 months and I love it. The JTM45 I liked a lot, but this one even more. It suits me better. It is more rock!

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